Welcome to Day 3 of the Writing Prompt excitement. Something that revolves around movement…
Since the lockdown due to the pandemic, I’ve added a couple of new talents to my repertoire. First, I’ve become an expert bread-maker. I have a great no-knead recipe that comes out delicious every time. The family loves it.
But also, I’ve been running. I started on March 20th, with a couch-to-5K app called Fitness22. As of today, I have 66 runs. This may not sound like a big deal, but to me it’s huge. I’ve never been a runner. I have a somewhat diminished lung capacity due to surgery on that I had when I was a kid. But when the Coronavirus came around, I wanted to start building up my lungs and airways in defense and figured I’d give it a try.
I love the half-hour of running every other day. After working from home, being confined to the house and tethered to the laptop, the movement is therapeutic. Being outside, even with this New Jersey heat, is invigorating. When I’m able to finish the half hour of running/walking, I feel good about myself–physically exhausted, but accomplished.
Even though I have about 18 weeks of running experience now, I’m only on Week 3/Day 3 of the app’s program, and wow, do I struggle. But I don’t mind. I’m not in a race, I’m just trying to get myself to a healthier state of being.
Maybe someday I’ll get to the 5K, maybe not. Maybe when I have to go back to the office, or when winter rears its ugly head, I won’t be running as much. It doesn’t really matter. For now, I enjoy it, so I’ll keep it up as long as I can.
Thanks for reading! Be safe and see you tomorrow 🙂